All About Japan

Tokyo's New LGBTQ+ Hospitality Home

LGBT Tokyo Kanto
Tokyo's New LGBTQ+ Hospitality Home

Pride House Tokyo is now Japan’s first permanent facility for sexual minorities. The LGBTQ+ hospitality house opened on October 11 as part of the official program of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

Visitors can learn about the history and issues involving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people. The facility has a library, space for events, and a private room where visitors can consult online with people across Japan. Gon Matsunaka, President of the Pride House Tokyo Consortium, said that the house is a place where sexual minorities can feel safe. "We want society to be a place where people can cherish themselves and live happily and positively."

October 11 is celebrated as National Coming Out Day in countries around the world.